Our eLearning courses are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct high-quality research. Every course is written to be globally applicable, for all diseases and all regions. Each course is carefully researched to provide high-quality material that is peer reviewed and regularly updated. A certificate is issued once a minimum of 80% is achieved in the course quizzes.

NEW COURSES:

Tools for addressing public health emergencies in the context of civil society

Health Geography

  RESEARCH PROCESSES & METHODS  |  SOCIAL SCIENCE, ETHICS & COMMUNITIES  |  INFECTION, IMMUNITY & RESISTANCE  |  WOMEN & CHILD HEALTH  |  LABORATORY, VECTORS & DIAGNOSITICS 

Research Processes & Methods

Introduction to Clinical Research 
1 module
An overview of the basic concepts of clinical research, focusing on the main areas of why and how clinical research is carried out, the importance of ethics in research, and an outline of the five main clinical study designs.
English | Español | Français | Português | Swahili | Việt | 中文 

ICH Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2) 
1 module
Good clinical practice provides a framework of principles which aim to ensure the safety of research participants and the integrity and validity of data. This course aims to provide the researcher with the basic principles of GCP and how these principles can be applied practically in the research setting. This ICH E6 GCP Investigator Site Training meets the Minimum Criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.
English | Español | Français | Português | Русский | Việt

The Research Question
1 module
The research question forms the foundation of any study and is vital to the effectiveness and validity of the research to be carried out. This course explores the main factors that affect and influence the development of a valid research question.
English | Español | Français | Việt | 中文 

The Study Protocol
2 modules
This course is designed to guide researchers through the basic stages and concepts surrounding the creation of a protocol, the document outlining the design of a study, describing the objectives, methodology and overall organisation of the research to be carried out forming a template and guide to the research process as a whole. 
Part 1 | Première Partie
Part 2 | Deuxième Partie

Data Safety Monitoring Boards for Clinical Trials
1 module
This course examines the role of Data Safety and Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) in assessing the overall progress of a clinical trial and analysing the safety and efficacy data. 
English | Français

Introduction to Informed Consent
1 module
The primary aims of informed consent are to protect the research participant from misinformation, exploitation and coercion. This course offers an introduction to the processes and wider factors which need to be taken into consideration when involving participants in clinical research.

Introduction to Data Management For Clinical Research Studies
1 module
Good data management is key to maintaining, processing. analysing and storing high-quality data. This overview is aimed at everyone involved in clinical research.

Introduction to Collecting and Reporting Adverse Events
1 module
A general introduction to adverse events during clinical research and how to deal with them when they occur, suitable for everyone involved in clinical research.

Introduction to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
1 module
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines allow the reliability, quality, consistency and integrity of data generated by clinical trial laboratories to be assured. This course gives an overview of GCLP principles and their implementation ins a clinical trial laboratory.
English | Español | Français | Português

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
7 modules
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines allow the reliability, quality, consistency and integrity of data generated by clinical trial laboratories to be assured. This course gives an overview of GCLP principles and their implementation ins a clinical trial laboratory.
English | Русский

How to Conduct GCP Inspections/Audits at the Clinical Investigator Site 
1 module
Aimed at regulatory good clinical practice (GCP) inspectors and sponsor auditors who audit clinical trials, this course covers the procedures involved in planning, conducting and reporting inspections/audits, particularly at clinical investigator sites.

Data Sharing
9 modules
This course is aimed at early career researchers, postgraduate students and clinical research support staff who are collecting, managing and using health data.

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Social Science, Ethics & Communities

Introduction to Informed Consent
1 module
The primary aims of informed consent are to protect the research participant from misinformation, exploitation and coercion. This course offers an introduction to the processes and wider factors which need to be taken into consideration when involving participants in clinical research.

Essential Elements of Ethics
11 modules
Protocol authors should address certain ethical issues in the design of studies and document their rationale in a section of the protocol that will be easily understood by review boards and investigators. This eLearning resource will guide the development of a dedicated “Ethics section” of the protocol in which Essential Elements are addressed. This online resource will assist clinical researchers as they write their study protocol to recognize and address common ethical challenges in clinical trials, and ethics committee members as they review and analyse clinical trial protocols in an efficient and comprehensive manner.

Research in Global Health Emergencies: Ethical Issues
1 module
Emergencies are particularly challenging contexts in which to conduct health-related research – while research norms and standards remain important, applying these appropriately in exceptional circumstances needs careful and nuanced consideration. Based on a Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, this course explores core ethical issues that arise during research in global health emergencies, and highlights how they sometimes go beyond those covered in traditional research frameworks.

Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters: Research, Surveillance and Patient Care
7 modules
A comprehensive exploration of the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policy makers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care. 

Ethics Review of Social Research on Health-Related Topics
1 module
Increasingly biomedical ethics committees are being asked to review applications to conduct social research (SR) on health-related topics.  As with medical research, SR can involve risks of harm as well as potential benefits that need to be assessed in an ethics review process. However, these risks and benefits can be different from those in medical research. Ethics review of SR should be sensitive to how ethical issues in social research depart from the so-called ‘medical model’ of review.

The Practice and Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement in Public Health and Health Science
8 modules
This course provides guidelines on the practice and ethics of participatory visual methods (PVM) with emphasis on their use in low and middle-income countries for community and public engagement in health and health science. With a wealth of practical tips and case studies, this course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of PVM and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them.

Children and Clinical Research
1 module
If children and young people are not given the opportunity of taking part in research, it is very difficult to obtain the evidence needed to improve the health services provided for them. This course aims to give researchers and members of ethics committees confidence in thinking through the challenges of carrying out research with children and young people.
English | Español

Ethics of Ancillary Care in Research
1 module
Ancillary care is healthcare that research participants need but that is not required by to answer the researchers’ scientific question or to avoid or mitigate harm resulting from participation in the research. This course covers the main ethical questions associated with providing or facilitating ancillary care, including the various philosophical approaches to establishing whether or not researchers have ancillary care obligations.

Ethics and Best Practices in Sharing Individual-level Research Data
1 module
Research funders, regulators and researchers are increasingly calling for the sharing of individual-level data from biomedical and public health research. This introductory course aims to describe the potential benefits and risks of sharing data, discusses the ethical challenges involved and proposed best practices insharing research data.

Introduction to Reviewing Genomic Research
1 module
This introductory course provides an overview of how genomic research differs from other research, and the specific ethical issues to consider when conducting an ethics review of this research.
English | Español | Français | Português 

What is Open Science?
1 module
Open Science is a scientific activity practiced in an open, collaborative and transparent way in all knowledge domains, from fundamental science to social and human sciences. This course presents the concept of open science, as well as the reasons and advantages of practicing open science. This course is aimed at students, researchers and the general public.
English | Español | Português

Open Access
5 modules
Open Access refers to the practice of making research publications freely available to the public so that anyone can read and use them. It can also come in the form of reusing content shared by other researchers. This course aims to help you understand a little more about the main concepts, historic milestones, different forms of applications, and various initiatives both on the international scene and Brazilian experiences of Open Access. This course is aimed at students, researchers and the general public.
English | Español | Português

Tools for Scientific Dissemination
11 modules
This course is intended to help the reader plan and execute scientific advertising activities in different formats and by targeting different audiences. It is aimed at researchers and post-graduate students interested in scientific advertising.
English | Español | Português

Tools for addressing public health emergencies in the context of civil society
9 modules
This course aims to share technical and scientific knowledge about public health emergencies. It presents how global governance operates, ways of civil society action and tools to help social movements to act as mediators and producers of knowledge through the strengthening of popular surveillance and digital activism. It is intended for representatives of, and those involved with, social movements of vulnerable populations in Latin America. It may be extended to the public of other countries and people interested in the subject.
English | Español | Português

Health Geography
Health geography is a sub-discipline of human geography, which offers a holistic view on health by linking health and disease outcomes to the socio-cultural and physical environment, and the places that generate them. This course is aimed at health researchers needing to understand how to incorporate geographical thought into their work. In addition, geographers needing to apply their methods to health could find value in taking this introductory course.

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Infection, Immunity & Resistance

Neurological Infectious Diseases
1 module for each disease
Neurological infectious diseases pose some of the greatest challenges to clinicians. The presenting clinical syndromes are often elusive, determining the causative organisms can be problematic, and there is often little evidence to guide treatment. Although many are rare, others are extremely common, particularly in tropical climates, and collectively the disease burden is considerable. These Neurological Infectious Diseases eLearning modules are aimed at medics of all grades, from undergraduate students to consultants and senior academics.
English | Español | Français | Português 

Maternal Infections
6 modules
Appropriate prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections during pregnancy can reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and mitigate the adverse effects on both mothers and newborns. For each major maternal infection, this course addresses the global burdens, the effects on mother and fetus, diagnosis and treatment based on current evidence. 

Transmission, Surveillance, Control and Prevention of Yellow Fever
1 module
The course presents general concepts of yellow fever, aimed at health professionals who work in primary healthcare, including surveillence and treament measures. 
English | Português 

COVID-19: Management of Infection Caused by the Novel Coronavirus
2 modules
The course is one of the initiatives of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz, Brazil) which, in the face of the health emergency scenario, seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the health system in order to face this and other health challenges. The course is introductory in nature: it provides training for professionals working in health services for the clinical management of the disease.
English | Español | Português

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Women & Child Health

Children and Clinical Research
1 module
If children and young people are not given the opportunity of taking part in research, it is very difficult to obtain the evidence needed to improve the health services provided for them. This course aims to give researchers and members of ethics committees confidence in thinking through the challenges of carrying out research with children and young people.
English | Español

Maternal Infections
6 modules
Appropriate prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections during pregnancy can reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and mitigate the adverse effects on both mothers and newborns. For each major maternal infection, this course addresses the global burdens, the effects on mother and fetus, diagnosis and treatment based on current evidence. 

Obstetric Fistula
4 modules
Each year between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide are affected by obstetric fistula and it is estimated that more than 2 million young women live with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This course addresses the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, classification and management of obstetric fistula.
English | Français

INTERGROWTH-21st Course on Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Growth Monitoring
3 modules
This course communicates the methodology of maternal, fetal and newborn growth monitoring and the application of the INTERGROWTH-21st international growth standards to make judgement about appropriateness of growth.
English | Español | Italiano | Português 

Preterm Infant Feeding and Growth Monitoring: Implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st Protocol
3 modules
The INTERPRACTICE-21st Project promotes the optimal postnatal growth of preterm infants and standardises growth measurement in selected populations around the world. It is based on the implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st international standards for preterm postnatal growth and evidence-based feeding recommendations based on human milk. This course provides a background on preterm birth, gastrointestinal development in preterm infants, and feeding recommendations for the routine care of preterm infants.
English | Español | Italiano | Português | Русский

COVID-19 in pregnancy, delivery and the neonatal period
1 module
COVID-19 is a global emergency. Its effects on pregnancy and the newborn include the direct spread of disease to pregnant women and their babies and indirectly, the reduction in access to essential maternal and newborn healthcare services resulting in maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. The aim of the course is to provide healthcare providers with evidence-based recommendations for disease prevention and management of pregnant women and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic and thereby lessen the adverse maternal and newborn outcomes from the disease.
English | Español

Speech therapy healthcare: oral sensory-motor disorders in the field of neonatology
8 modules
The physical, psychological, social, and financial burden of oral sensory-motor disorders in pre and full term infants strongly impacts the patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare system that supports them. In sharp contrast to these multifaceted and often long-term consequences, recognition of these disorders in the medical and political communities is strikingly poor and has not changed meaningfully over the past years. This course aims to heighten awareness and amend this collective neglect.

 

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Laboratory, Vectors & Diagnostics

Introduction to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
1 module
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines allow the reliability, quality, consistency and integrity of data generated by clinical trial laboratories to be assured. This short course gives an overview of GCLP principles and their implementation ins a clinical trial laboratory.
English | Español | Français | Português

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
7 modules
This course is for all those wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice and how each principle of GCLP can be applied in clinical trial laboratory.

Basic Malaria Microscopy
5 modules
The Basic Malaria Microscopy Learner’s Guide is a World Health Organisation (WHO) publication. The WHO have very kindly granted permission for the replication of the Guide in an e-learning format.

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These eLearning courses originate from resources that researchers have shared with us; many researchers teach face-to-face courses, and these can easily be converted into eLearning courses to disseminate the knowledge and skills taught on each course further. All source material, authors and reviewers are fully acknowledged. If you have any material which you feel would make a good eLearning course, or any resouces that you feel would benefit other researchers and which you are willing to share, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will continue to extend this list of courses so please tell us if you need to learn about something that you do not see listed here. Please also get in touch if you have any feedback on our courses: training@theglobalhealthnetwork.org

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Funding

The Global Health Training Centre is supported in part by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.